You can count on Guys and Dolls being revived at least once every ten years, and on and on, probably as long as there is an America. For the stories of Damon . From Dave the Dude to Al Capone: a defining collection from the world of Damon Runyon Damon Runyon grew up in the West, moved to New York City, and. There are not too many authors that I can think of who have had more of their stories adapted to screen than Damon Runyon ().

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In fact, it looks as if everybody from all the joints on Broadway are present, including Miss Billy Perry, who is all dressed up in white and is lugging a big bundle of orchids and so forth, and who is giggling and smiling and shaking hands and going on generally.

To my surprise i quite enjoyed it. You probably frighten him to death, the poor dear. Refresh and try again. Now a guy who eats and drinks like Dave the Dude does cannot take them so good in the stomach, so Dave goes ‘oof,’ and sits down very hard on the dance floor, and as he is sitting there he is fumbling in his pants pocket for the old equalizer, so everybody around tears for cover except Lola Sapola, and Miss Billy Perry, and Waldo Winchester.

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Archived from the original on February 28, There are many collections of Runyon’s stories: Well, I am about to tell Judge Goldfobber that I am no employment agent, and go on about my business, because I can tell from the way he says the parties must be parties who can be depended on in a pinch, that a pinch is apt to come up on the job any minute, and I do not care to steer any friends of mine against a pinch. Nobody in this town wishes any truck with Rose if she has a few shots of grog in her, and especially Good Time Charley’s grog, for she can fight like the dickens when she is grogged up.

Then he grabs me by the collar, so it is no use of me thinking of taking it on the lam away from there, although I greatly wish to do so.

Kind of like Wodehouse or Hemingway, but with gangsters. Dave the Dude the other day, and they seem very happy. Jabez Tuesday’s letters, all right, I can see where they are full of dynamite for a guy who is figuring on taking a run-out powder on a doll. Already famous for his fiction, he wrote a well-remembered “present tense” article on Franklin Delano Roosevelt ‘s Presidential inauguration in for the Universal Service, a Hearst syndicate, which was merged with the dills International News Service in Maybe some day we will be able to do as much for you.


In Runyon’s father was forced to sell his newspaper, and the family moved westward. He remained a heavy smoker. I am glad to know this, Frank,’ she says.

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All anybody can make out of what she says is that Dave the Dude is a big bum, although Dave is not so big, at that, and that she loves Waldo Winchester. His outrage against the big banks is apparent in his coverage of a Senate investigation of the Morgan Investment Bank the purpose of which was to determine its role in the crash of A typical story in this collection is framed by an encounter of the nameless narrator with someone in Mindy’s deli.

The Digital Deli Too. Jan 07, Jim Vuksic rated it liked it. Also they are bad-tempered,’ the letter says. Nov 24, Erin rated it really liked it Shelves: I am thinking that maybe I better take it on the lam out of here, when there is a great row at the door and I hear Dave the Dude yelling that the preacher arrives.

I liked the turns of phrase and “wise guy” stylings that his first-person narrator uses tho i spread out reading this collection over a few weeks — perhaps reading them all at once it would have gotten old.

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I can see that he is indeed frightened, so I give him a jolly slap on the back and I say: The original stories were adapted for the radio by Russell Hughes.

Tuesday pays us the ten G’s, but he never lets us take the silverware he speaks of, not even the Paul Revere teapot, which he says is so valuable, and in fact when we drop around to Miss Amelia Bodkin’s house to pick up these articles one night not long ago, the old guy who seems to be the butler lets off a double-barrelled shotgun at us, and acts very nasty in general. Well, naturally I consider this a most embarrassing situation, because here I am out to clip Miss Amelia Bodkin of her letters and her silverware, including her Paul Revere teapot, and there she is taking care of me in first-class style, and saying she is sorry for me.

Tuesday says, ‘you are the only one for me, because you understand me from A to Izzard. This book is mainly for people who want to read short sto I ordered this book when i finished watching the movie ‘guys and dolls’ with marlon brando and frank sinatra. You’ll savor the spice and richness in these thirty-two tales, a perfect sampler of the Runyon genius.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The dark elements in this book almost slip by you and the reader must remind themselves from time to time that many of the actions depicted are despicable. This is one of those occasional cases where the writing style is really the most notable and entertaining thing about the stories: Why, only last night,’ Mr.

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Furthermore, I remember what Doc Brennan tells me about avoiding excitement, and I know there is apt to be excitement around Nathan Detroit’s crap game if Rusty Charley goes there, and maybe run my blood pressure up and cause me to pop off very unexpected.

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To prove that Capone had plenty of money, Federal Prosecutors detail every single item he bought, right down to his silk underwear. My copy of this book is the one that belonged to my grandfather, who died in the late 40s.

Some of my favorites: Comprising all of the stories from: Here you will read about Runyon’s most fabulous – that is to say – Runyonesque characters. He typically avoided contractions such as “don’t” in the example above, which also contributes significantly to the humorously pompous effect.

Of course [Rose goes on] the chances are Frank never intends marrying my friend at all, and she never knows until long afterward that the reason he leads her to the parson is that the young guy from Pueblo by the name of Higginbottom catches up with them at the old Windsor Hotel where they are stopping and privately pokes a six-pistol against Frank’s ribs and promises faithfully to come back and blow a hole in Frank you can throw a watermelon through if Frank tries any phenagling around with my friend.

If you are one of those people who loves reading about Prohibition-era New York, you will find the “Broadway Stories” highly amusing.